EU official: Migrant boats also carrying ISIS fighters
Smugglers' boats bringing migrants are also carrying militants from ISIS
The European Union’s top prosecutor says she has been told that smugglers’ boats bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe also are carrying miltants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Michele Coninsx, head of the EU’s judicial cooperation agency Eurojust, told reporters Monday she received the information as part of Eurojust’s efforts to help EU nations jointly respond to illegal immigration, terrorism and cybercrime.
Coninsx said Eurojust’s coordination efforts are ongoing and she couldn’t divulge what EU nations have told the agency.
EU anti-terror chief: very young Europeans joining ISISIn an interview, de Kerchove also said there was no intelligence to show that militants were slipping into Europe among flows of migrants Middle East
Libyans arrest 545 Europe-bound illegal migrantsAuthorities stormed a hideout where the migrants were waiting for people smugglers to take them to boats Africa
‘Refugees welcome here,’ say Berlin demonstratorsSome 1,800 people took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to express their solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe World News
Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands helpEurope cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital Features
Boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase allowed to stayA picture of the boy curled up in the suitcase served as a shocking reminder of the lengths migrants take to try to seek a better life in Europe Middle East